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Cubs' bats come alive
Cubs 8, Cardinals 1
Starter Carlos Zambrano improved to 6-4 lifetime against the Cardinals. (Tom Gannam/AP)
 Jones' three-run triple
 Blanco's RBI double
Starter Carlos Zambrano allowed one run in seven innings and Jacque Jones went 3-for-4 with four RBIs as the Cubs won their third straight game. Jones capped a seven-run fifth inning with a three-run triple.
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Series at a glance:
  • Fri. 04/27: CHC 5, STL 3
  • Sat. 04/28: CHC 8, STL 1
  • Sun. 04/29: PPD
TODAY'S WRAPS: April 28, 2007
CHC
Chi Cubs (10-13)
Won 3
Chi Cubs 8, St. Louis 1   STL
St. Louis (10-13)
Lost 2
April 28, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi Cubs
0 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 0   8 11 0
St. Louis
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0   1 7 0
Standings thru 4/28/07  |  Gameday  |  Cubs Stats  |  Cardinals Stats
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Soriano, LF4110110.261
Theriot, SS5111001.308
Lee, 1B4221110.391
Ramirez, 3B4000103.299
Floyd, RF3101004.281
  Pie, CF2000011.231
DeRosa, 2B3120100.282
Jones, CF-RF4134001.284
Blanco, C4121013.267
Zambrano, P2000011.231
  a-Cedeno, PH1000000.097
  Ohman, P0000000.000
  Cherry, P0000000.000
Totals3681184514 

a-Flied out for Zambrano in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Soriano (9, Wainwright), Jones (3, Wainwright), Blanco (2, Wainwright), Lee (13, Wainwright).
3B: Jones (1, Johnson).
TB: Soriano 2; Theriot; Lee 3; DeRosa 2; Jones 6; Blanco 3.
RBI: Blanco (2), Theriot (7), Lee (16), Floyd (9), Jones 4 (7).
2-out RBI: Jones 4.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Floyd; Blanco 2.
S: Zambrano.
GIDP: Jones.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
PB: Blanco (2).
DP: (Ramirez-DeRosa).
Pickoffs: Zambrano (Kennedy at 2nd base).

 
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Miles, SS4000001.268
Duncan, LF4000010.321
Pujols, 1B4111010.247
Rolen, 3B4000010.264
Edmonds, CF4020000.235
Spiezio, RF3010001.244
Kennedy, 2B3020002.227
Molina, C3000005.262
Wainwright, P1010000.333
  Johnson, P0000000.000
  Hancock, P1000000.000
  a-Wilson, PH1000000.203
  Thompson, P0000000.000
Totals32171039 

a-Popped out for Hancock in the 8th.

BATTING
HR: Pujols (6, 7th inning off Zambrano, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Pujols 4; Edmonds 2; Spiezio; Kennedy 2; Wainwright.
RBI: Pujols (15).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Molina 2.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
PO: Kennedy (2nd base by Zambrano).

FIELDING
DP: (Kennedy-Miles-Pujols).

 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Zambrano (W, 2-2)7.07110215.77
Ohman 1.00000104.70
Cherry 1.00000002.70
 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wainwright (L, 1-2)4.17663206.14
Johnson 0.22110001.00
Hancock 3.02111203.55
Thompson 1.00000104.60

WP: Zambrano.
IBB: Ramirez (by Wainwright).
Pitches-strikes: Zambrano 113-72, Ohman 8-7, Cherry 12-6, Wainwright 87-51, Johnson 15-7, Hancock 43-30, Thompson 10-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Zambrano 7-11, Ohman 0-2, Cherry 1-2, Wainwright 7-4, Johnson 1-1, Hancock 2-5, Thompson 2-0.
Batters faced: Zambrano 26, Ohman 3, Cherry 3, Wainwright 22, Johnson 4, Hancock 12, Thompson 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Johnson 3-2.
Umpires: HP: Brian O'Nora. 1B: Phil Cuzzi. 2B: Adrian Johnson. 3B: Jerry Crawford.
Weather: 78 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 16 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:45.
Att: 45,015.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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